Located in Banff National Park, the Whyte Museum welcomes those drawn to the power and inspiration of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Experience and enjoy the art, culture and history of the Canadian Rockies through our galleries, programs, archives and library, heritage homes, museum shop, guided walks, tours, and special events.
Visiting the museum has been a traditional experience for generations of park visitors! Come see the “University of the Hills” with over 5 000 natural history specimens, from bees to bears. Discover how natural history was interpreted in Canada during the Victorian era in one small, but very special, museum.
Ride the Sunshine Summer Gondola – with its spacious 8 passenger cabins – to the Sunshine Village area. At the Village, stop at our interpretive centre before embarking into an exploration of the more than 12km of marked trails that wind their way through waterfalls, lakes, and flower-filled meadows. You can also take part in one of our hosted trail tours. Sunshine Summer Gondola and Sightseeing Chairlift will take the whole family to the “Top of the World" for an unobstructed 360 degrees view of one of the most outstanding areas in Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies.
From sunset to stargaze. Enjoy a dining experience at 7,400 ft at Sky Bistro featuring a handpicked selection of local meats, produce and ingredients. Price includes Banff Gondola admission; a choice of an appetizer and main course. Valid from 4:30 p.m., Wed. to Sun. Reservations required.
Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on a morning tour of Banff's highlights with Discover Banff Tours, such as frozen Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and scenic viewpoints. Includes a professional guide and hot chocolate. Save 20% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.
Experience four top attractions in the Canadian Rockies with the Ultimate Explorer. Includes the Banff Gondola, Glacier Adventure (with Glacier Skywalk) and Banff Lake Minnewanka Cruise. Save up to 20% when you book in advance 48 hrs+ before arrival. Some restrictions apply, see website for details.
Since 1892, Brewster Sightseeing has been sharing the best of the Canadian Rockies. With an entirely new fleet of motorcoaches featuring large viewing windows and luxury seating, Brewster Sightseeing has excelled for over 125 years in offering tours for everyone. Professional and knowledgeable driver guides, exclusive on-board tour hosts, convenient pick up and drop off locations in Banff, sightseeing with Brewster an experience that is simply natural.
Brewster Adventures brings a Christmas card image to life at Lake Louise with a sleigh ride that follows the lake-side trail beneath Victoria Glacier. Enjoy views of the Ice Falls at the end of the lake by day, or the glow of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise on evening rides. There is no better way to spend time together than drinking in the beauty of sparkling snow and blue sky, bundled beneath a blanket together on a horse drawn sleigh! The season for sleigh rides starts mid-December and goes to early April, weather and snow cover permitting.
You'll find some of the best year-round adventures in the world right here in the Canadian Rockies. Incredible summer hiking and walking, amazing winter ice walks, wildlife watching, and snowshoeing adventures. Take the time to experience them with your own exclusive guide. You choose the date, time, trip length and go at your own pace. Our expert guides and naturalists will make your outing the unique adventure you are looking for.
For the 2018 Summer Music Program, Banff Centre has commissioned an extraordinary 12 new works! This new music will make an indelible impact on the contemporary music scene and will involve the Banff Centre participants in the most important process of the musical world: the creation of new art. Join them and Tyshawn Sorey, a composer-performer, educator, and scholar working across an extensive range of musical forms. Sorey is a multi-instrumentalist who performs on percussion, trombone, and piano. He performs nationally and internationally with his own ensembles, as well as with artists. 2018 he will assume the role of Co-Artistic Director for the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music.Join them for a pre-Concert talk at 6:45 p.m. in the Bentley Chamber Music Studio.
Join the Banff Center in their Margaret Greenham Theatre, to hear emerging musicians from the International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music program perform with their internationally acclaimed mentors in evenings of experimentation!
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